All Illinois Broker and Residential Leasing Licenses expire every even year, with Managing Brokers expiring every odd year. An “expired"/"non-renewed" or “inactive”/"inoperative" (no sponsoring broker) license status means the licensee cannot practice real estate. That equates to no commissions, referral fees or representing yourself on purchases. RANI encourages licensees to place their license in our unique company, putting it in an “Active” status with the IDFPR, for use when opportunities arise. RANI promotes the use of the license, primarily for referrals and buyer representation, by offering generous compensation plans.

More info for keeping your license Active:

  • Visit the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) on the web, or call them at (800) 560-6420
  • Access your digital printable license and wallet card on the IDFPR's License Print page.
  • Update your contact info with the IDFPR on their Portal.

Brokers *IN RENEWAL*
Managing Brokers
Residential Leasing Agents
Missed Renewal
Brokers *IN RENEWAL*
Broker Licenses Expire April 30, 2024

Prior to renewing, you need to complete all required education. Contact the Real Estate Institute or a trusted education provider of your choice to get started.

*** NEW 2024 RENEWAL FEE: $200

Managing Brokers
Managing Broker Licenses Expire April 30, 2025

Get your required education done now, so you're ready for the 2025 renewal. Contact the Real Estate Institute or trusted education provider of your choice.

*** NEW 2024 RENEWAL FEE: $250

Residential Leasing Agents
Residential Leasing Licenses Expire July 31, 2024

Complete your required education prior to the May-July 2024 renewal period through the Real Estate Institute or an Education Provider you trust.

*** NEW 2024 RENEWAL FEE: $150

Missed Renewal
Missed a Renewal Deadline?

If your Residential Leasing, Broker or Managing Broker License

has been "non-renewed" for less than 5 years,


Call our office for instructions and forms.

Remember: prior to renewing your license, all required Education must be completed in accordance with the IDFPR's Restoration Rules(subject to change):

License expired for less than 2 years, you must:

  • complete required Continuing Education for most recent renewal

License expired for 2-5 years, you must provide proof of completing:

  • Required Continuing Education for the most recent renewal
Brokers must also:
  • Provide transcripts showing completion of post-license education (from first license term or prior to restoration)

For our agents’ convenience, the current Office Policies will always be available here.

Although you will be e-mailed regarding any changes, we recommend occasionally checking for updates.